CES 2023 brought a ton of cool gadgets and technology into the limelight. I had a chance to have a hands-on experience with these products last week in Las Vegas. Why keep everything to myself, let me share some cool stuff with y’all.
These are some of the best gadgets and tech from Consumer Electronics Show 2023, ShowStoppers and Pepcom events that happened during the first week of January 2023.
- Redefine Gaming
- Real World Interactions
- 24 Individual Screens
- Decorative Purposes
WOWCube is hands-on the coolest gadget I saw at CES. It’s got this really bright, vivid display, smooth motion and fun games. Advertised as a STEM gadget, Wowcube can stimulate your brain and improve your cognitive functions.
It is a 2 X 2 cube with digital displays on all sides. You can use the blocks to show some cool animation, news, stock alerts and whatnot. In the gaming mode, each block shows a piece of a puzzle that you need to solve.
There are many games that work with it, one of which is the ladybug. In this game, you build a path for the ladybug to reach her destination. It… [More info]
- Exercise Anywhere
- Personal Analytics and Training
- Train upper body, arms, quads, glutes, and calves
- Two Modes (Assistance, Resistance)
- 5 Levels in Each Mode
Here is a useful gadget for people who like working out from home. Meet ZeroWheel, a motor-powered home gym accessory that can train arms, quads, glutes, abs and many more muscle groups.
ZeroWheel looks like an ab roller but wait, it has more technology than you can guess. The ZeroWheel features a powerful motor that offers 5 levels of resistance, as well as LED lights on either side of the wheel. It also connects to your smartphone and provides you with insights and workout information. There are four main modes to choose from, including burn, aerobic, assistance, and resistance.
The motor is smart enough to provide you assistance during… [More info]
- Can be attached to other bottles
- Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy
- Stainless Steel Blades
- 18000 RMP high-torque motor
- USB-C Charging
A cap that blends. That’s exactly what BlenderCap does. The product is a standard-sized bottle cap that also features a powerful motor and a battery system to be used as a portable blender. You can either use the BlenderCap with Cruz’s bottles or you can attach it on your own.
The control… [More info]
- Measure Mechanical Properties of Muscles
- Instant Insights
- Recommendations Based on Insights
- Collects over 5000 Data Points
- Muscle Profile Tracking
- Connects to app via Bluetooth
Pact is a smart scanner that measures the mechanical state of your muscles. By calculating the stiffness and damping of muscles, you will know if there is any asymmetry between your right and left sides. Not just that, it will also give you recommendations on how to fix it.
Pact connects to your smartphone and comes with an app to control it. The app also shows you where to put the scanner and how long. Note that for accurate results, you will have to place the scanner on the exact same spot on each side of your body. For example, if you scan your left bicep first, you’ll have to put the scanner… [More info]
- Voice, Phone, and Controller
- Remote Start, Stop and Pause
- Temperature Control
- Customizable Personalization
Moen has been producing some of the most helpful smart home products for a while now and I recently got a chance to check out their latest smart shower. Unlike a traditional shower, this one connects to WiFi and can be operated in different ways.
There are three methods of shower control but the most useful one would be through voice assistants like Google/Alexa. The Smart Shower also has temperature control. Meaning, you can ask the shower to set the water temperature to 100°F and in seconds, Moen shower automatically adjusts the temperature.
The shower is customizable based on your personal preference. All of this can be… [More info]
- Touch Dimming (4 Level Brightness)
- 4000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Varieties of Lamps
- Aesthetic look
If you ask me, I’d say Tubicen creates the most aesthetic yet affordable lamps in the world. Look at some of their lights, very elegant yet minimal.
Tubicen has a bunch of lamps in different shapes and sizes. I recently checked out their Lantern, Mushroom lamp, Old days lamp, Amber lamp and a couple more. Personally, I absolutely loved the design and aesthetic aspects of them. Those lights are very lightweight, easy to operate and mainly, they work great.
All of these lights are cordless and are powered by a rechargeable battery. Their latest Lantern and Mushroom lights are so cool. I heard… [More info]
- DIY Mode
- Visualize Your Audio
- 40+ Scene Modes
- Smart App: Music modes, scenes, daily scheduling
- Voice/App Control
I recently had my hands on these Y lights from Govee and totally fell in love with them. Unlike any of their previous modular lights, the Glide RGBIC Y lights feature a metallic surface that makes the blocks look so aesthetic even when the lights are off.
Since these are modular lights, you can connect multiple of them together to make different, complex shapes and styles. The base version comes with 7 blocks but I think you can add up to 21 blocks.
Glide Y lights feature 40+ scene modes and everything can be controlled through their smartphone app. The app is also used to control and… [More info]
- Infuses shower’s water stream
- Easy to install (DIY)
- No batteries/electricity required
- 3 escape pod flavors
When I was wandering around Kohler’s booth at the consumer electronics show, a soothing smell blew from what seemed to be a shower head. I went in to check it out and fell in love with it. Meet Sprig, the gadget that infuses your shower’s water.
Sprig can be attached to most shower heads and it is very easy to install. Does not require electricity or batteries. Just snap it on, insert the pod and turn on the water stream.
There are 3 types of pods available, each representing a mood. If I’m not wrong, each pod lasts for about 8 uses. This is a bit of… [More info]
- No Boundry Wires/Antenna
- Cuts to Edges
- Smartphone App
- Obstacle Avoidance
- 1 Acre/Charge
The Landroid Vision from WORX is one of the most hi-tech robot lawnmowers you will find. It looks very cool, has great features and mainly, comes from a reputable brand.
WORX vision, unlike most other lawnmowers, does not require a boundary wire. You can set the virtual boundary around your home with their app and you are done. It is a powerful device that cuts grass to the very edge and can climb over small obstacles like water pipes, stones, etc.
The mower comes with many smart features. You can manually control it or schedule it. You can even have the device run at night (it has 2 bright lights). If the battery runs out, the mower… [More info]
- Ultrasonic Radar
- Auto Parking
- 250W Powerful Motor
- Water Purification
- 3.5 hrs rutime
Zima Pro is a smart, radar-powered pool cleaner that is capable of cleaning up to 5000 sq. ft. pool on a single charge. It is a smart device that connects to WiFi and can be operated from your phone.
Equipped with radar, Zima Pro can map everything around it and move efficiently. With the help of powerful suction motors, it can climb and clean walls too.
Not just that, the product is also equipped with a filter that can purify the water while cleaning the pool surfaces. This is very useful.
The smartphone app lets you do many things… [More info]
- Compact and portable (33 grams)
- Presentation mode
- Built-in laser pointer
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 20+ days battery life
Recent;y. I was able to get my hands on Mobile Pixel’s mini mouse and I think it is a really cool product. The mouse features buttons, hand gesture controls and a laser pointer.
Like a traditional mouse, you have right and left click buttons. You can make use of gesture control for scrolling. The laser pointer helps you during presentations, guiding, etc. I was skeptical of the laser pointer but when I tested it, I was surprised to see how bright it was.
The mini mouse is extremely lightweight and can easily be carried in your pocket. Beware, it is easy to lose them too, they… [More info]
- Vision Therapy Technique
- Customized Training
- Periodic Reports
- Two Modes to train (TV Mode & Phone Mode)
- Delays Deterioration of eye sight
Otus is a gadget that may not be very cool but it certainly is very useful. It is an eye massager that is designed to help exercise your eyes to keep them sharp and strong.
Otus is for everyone but it is more effective for older people with far-sightedness. It is also great for children. If started early, it helps maintain eye health and delay any impending eye-sight deterioration. It does so by creating a blur-unblur effect which forces your eye muscles to activate and move.
The manufacturer says it can help reduce eye lens… [More info]
- Play any Instrument (Around 125 Instruments)
- Four Modes (Drum, Bass, Chord, and Lead modes)
- Record + import your own samples
- Built-in Speaker
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- 5 hour Battery Life
ORBA 2 is like having any instrument in your pocket. With this, you are able to play 125 different musical instruments. The button on the center lets you switch instruments and you can have 4 at a time. Those 4 instruments are preselected through the phone app. Also, you can record your own instrument by feeding it audio samples.
The gadget features a built-in speaker that is not bad but if you want to spice it up a little, you can connect it to a bigger speaker via an audio jack port and play the music.
The product connects to your phone via Bluetooth where you can do… [More info]
- Twenty-Four Recipes
- Smartphone App Control
- Diffuse upto 17Hours (1000sq.ft)
- Mood Lights Based on Recipe
Wemorii is a smart inhalation therapy wellness device. It creates scents to suit different moods. There are 4 modes depending on your mood and comfort. Sleep, Energy, Immunity and Stress Relief.
It has 3 vials and 24 different recipes can be created by mixing those vials. Each recipe is paired with a mood light to enhance the therapy experience. Everything can be controlled and customized through their smartphone app connected over WiFi.
On regular use, each vial should last about a month or so. Vials are nothing but pods with oils. Refills are available on their website for $30 per vial. It seems quite… [More info]
- Daily Remainders
- Easy and Hassle-free organization
- 7 Pods (With section for day and night pills)
- 10 Pills per Pod
- Smartphone Application
- Customizable LED Lights
Meet Loba, a smart pill organizer that can not only organize your pills but also notifies you when it’s time to take them.
Loba has LED lights around it which makes it look really cool. The lights also serve another purpose. When it is time to take a pill, the color of the lights changes. So, it is like a visual indicator. Did I tell you it connects to WiFi and comes with a smartphone app? You can also control the color of the LED lights, schedule pills, etc.
The organizer can hold 7 pods in total. Each pod has 2 sections, one for the morning and one for the night and can hold about 10 pills.
… [More info]
- Real-Time Position Monitoring to Adjust Height
- Stream Music
- Built-in White Noises
- Volume/Timer Control Music
Aircozy is a smart, connected pillow that can increase its height based on your sleeping position. For example, if you are sleeping on your back and change the position to side sleeping, the pillow auto adjusts its height to keep your airways open. With this, you’ll have better sleep at night and wake up refreshed.
The pillow also features a speaker. It connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth. You can play music or white noise on the speaker.
One caveat with this product is that it comes with a wearable attachment that needs to be worn all night. It is a very tiny, lightweight clip and has to be clipped to your pants. That is where you have sensors to determine your sleeping angles.
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- App Enabled Tent Adjustment
- Shatterproof, Waterproof, Dustproof
- Polarized Lens
- Open Ear Audio
- Mic and voice Assistant
- 6 Hrs Playback Time
Ampere showcased their latest Dusk Sport sunglasses during this CES show and it is a cool one. These glasses feature tint-adjustable lenses. You can either change the tint of the glasses yourself or have it set to the automatic mode in which, the tint automatically changes based on the light around you.
Dusk Sport also features a directional speaker that projects audio directly to your ear while keeping your ear open.
When I tested, the audio quality was good. I liked it. There is a smart voice assistant built-in too.
Dusk sport is best for outdoor enthusiasts including… [More info]
- Hand Tracking
- Built-in Controller Input
- Haptic Feedback
- Configuration Software
Most VR headsets in the market come with handheld controllers that are powerful but they are nowhere close to real fingers. The possibilities are limited and the experience is not the best. That is where innovative products like Contact Glove come in,
Contact Gloves are tech-equipped gloves that connect to your VR headset for a super immersive VR experience.
The gloves are easy to wear, lightweight and comfortable. There are many trackers and sensing devices on the gloves that transform your real-life finger and hand gestures into VR equivalent. You can pick up products, write on the board, play games and whatnot. The possibilities are endless.